Costs

The program price of $4,395 includes instructional fees and materials, double-occupancy lodging at the Zhongguanyuan Global Village Hotel, field trips, a package of guided tours to local attractions, and a farewell banquet. Hotel accommodations are based on double occupancy. A single room may be arranged for an additional $650 supplement on a space-available basis. A limited number of adult companions may accompany students for $1,995, which includes lodging and tours package. Anyone interested in either obtaining a single room or bringing a companion must contact the program administrator in advance to determine space availability.

Most meals are not included in the fee, but are available at numerous on-campus café facilities and easily accessible, excellent neighborhood restaurants. Breakfast is included at the hotel restaurant each morning. You should plan on an average of approximately $20 per day for meals.

Air travel is not included. Arrangements for travel to and from Beijing are the student’s responsibility. Departure from the USA should be scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 (or earlier), in order to arrive in Beijing by mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Return from Beijing to the USA for students not staying on for an externship should be scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2017 or later.

Costs of passports, visas, laundry, insurance, telephone calls, excess baggage charges, optional excursions and other expenses of a purely personal nature are not included.

 

Program Budget Estimate

Program Fee (includes instructional fee, textbook & materials, double-occupancy housing in Zhongguanyuan Global Village Hotel, field trips & cultural tours) $4,395.00
Food (average $20/day x 21 days) $420.00
Passport & Visa *$370.00
Insurance **$35.00
Local Transportation/Laundry/Personal Items/Leisure ***$600.00
Optional Weekend in Xi’an (estimated) $500.00
Airfare from Kansas City ****$1,875.00
Total $8,195.00

*Passport & Visa: standard passport application fee is $110 plus a first-time applicants execution fee of $25, visa application fee is $140, visa agents fee plus shipping averages $95.
**Insurance: emergency medical evacuation and expatriation of remains coverage is required by the University for all program registrants for the duration of their stay. Program participants (both students and companions) must provide proof of required insurance to the Program Administrator no later than April 30, 2017. Students with externships must enroll in two months of the mandatory GeoBlue coverage.
***Personal/Leisure: costs may vary considerably more or less, depending upon the individual’s habits.
****Travel: costs may vary substantially, depending on choice of airlines, point of departure, routing, and itinerary, as well as timing of purchase. Some may find airfare at significantly higher or lower rates – up to $500 or more – than the estimate. Early reservations are highly recommended due to the ongoing increases in jet fuel costs and subsequently higher passenger fares.

Accommodations and Facilities

Accommodations are at the Peking University-operated Zhongguanyuan Global Village Hotel complex, located near campus. Built in 2008 and designed specifically as lodging for western students and visiting scholars, Zhongguanyuan units have “en suite” bathroom facilities, in-room wired internet access and are air-conditioned. Housing will be double-occupancy. A limited number of single occupancy rooms may be arranged for a supplemental price on a space-available basis; please contact the program administrator in advance regarding availability.

Program activities will be centered on the Beida campus. Classes will be conducted in the Yingjie Exchange Center on the PKU campus, within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Field Trips and Tours

In addition to the field trips to a Chinese law firm, a major US law firm, the Supreme People’s Court of China, and a district court trial, tours are planned to the following sites in and around Beijing:

  • Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Great Hall of the People
  • Tiananmen Square
  • National Center for the Performing Arts
  • Chinese Acrobats performance
  • The Great Wall
  • Forbidden City / Palace Museum
  • “798” Art District
  • The National Museum of China
  • Lama Temple

Financial Aid

Students must be enrolled half-time for Summer to be eligible for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid loans must apply to their own school’s financial aid office. Visiting students should contact their home institution’s financial aid coordinator. Be sure to contact your home school’s financial aid office well in advance to determine eligibility and funds availability. Allow a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks for loan processing. UMKC will supply supporting documents and Consortium Agreements for visiting students upon request. Consortium Agreements should be faxed to the UMKC Financial Aid Office, attention Linda Lawrence, at (816) 235-5511.

Current UMKC students should direct questions regarding financial aid to Linda Lawrence, Coordinator of the UMKC Student Financial Aid Office, via email at lawrencel@umkc.edu or telephone at (816) 235-1236.

Scholarships

Information regarding scholarships and travel awards for current UMKC students may be obtained on the UMKC International Academic Programs (IAP) website at http://info.umkc.edu/international/study-abroad/ for further updates. Additional scholarship information is available on the UMKC Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website at http://www.sfa.umkc.edu/site2/index.cfm Visiting students should check with their home school’s financial aid office to obtain scholarship and/or grant opportunities information that may be available to them.

Cancellation Policy

UMKC reserves the right to cancel for insufficient enrollment or under extraordinary circumstances such as natural disaster, war, political instability or emergency. In such an event, you will receive a full refund, including the deposit, within twenty (20) days after the cancellation. If requested, the program director will use best efforts to arrange for the students to enroll in a similar program.